Next Steps after Acceptance

Print this and check off your list! goBAYLOR has all the details, but this is a great starting point.

Entering in the spring? Click here for your next steps.

YOU'RE ACCEPTED! Now what? 

  • Priority: File the FAFSA and CSS Profile (required for need-based aid).
    • February 1 – Priority date for summer/fall transfers
    • If you miss this priority date, please submit the applications as soon as possible and you will be reviewed for eligibility on any funds that are available.
  • If interested, apply to special programs and majors like the Honors College.
  • View your transfer credits in goBAYLOR under the "Application" tab.

Next, pay your deposit!



YOU'VE PAID YOUR DEPOSIT! Now what?

It's official: you're a Baylor Bear, and your spot is secure. These next steps are crucial to get you enrolled. 

  • Priority: Make sure you’ve done all the checklist items in the Accepted section above.
  • Priority: Enroll with Baylor’s DUO 2-Factor Authentication platform (required on your student phone).
  • Priority: Access your Baylor email at mail.baylor.edu.
    • Your advisor will contact you through this email address! Be sure to check your email regularly.
  • Priority: Submit your proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (allow 1-2 weeks for processing). You cannot apply for Housing or register for classes without this!
  • Priority: Review your financial options at baylor.edu/sfs.
  • Optional: Submit your Housing Application. Transfer students are not required to live on campus.
  • April - May: Set up an appointment with your Advisor.
    • You must be advised before registering for classes.
    • Submit your Health Form.
    • Submit the New Student Advising Questionnaire (available in goBAYLOR).
    • Testing requirements for: Math ALEKS, Chemistry ALEKS, and/or English language (check goBAYLOR to see if this is required of you)
  • By May 13 (for Summer semester): Pay your first semester bill.
  • May - June: Send your updated college transcripts with spring grades.
  • Date TBD: Register for Baylor Line Camp.
  • Date TBD: Sign up for Welcome Week!
  • By July 31 (for Fall semester): Pay your first semester bill.
  • By August (for Fall semester): Prepare for Move-In Day at baylor.edu/move2bu and check out the recommended equipment list.